Long Preview for Miss in Kiss Hits All the Familiar Cadences of It Started with a Kiss

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This actually doesn’t look bad, this new 2016 adaptation of Japanese manga Itazura na Kiss (It Started with a Kiss), but then again I have zilch expectations going in so that’s not a high bar to cross. Following on the heels of the success Taiwanese version It Started with a Kiss, and the recent success Japanese second version Itazura na Kiss: Love in Tokyo, there is enough interest in this high school romance to warrant the arrival of Miss in Kiss starring Dino Lee and Esther Wu. He got his big break as the second male lead in hit TW-movie Our Times while she’s a relative newbie so the two mostly fresh faces can give their take on the now iconic characters of Naoki and Kotoki. So far he’s more winning and on point than her but visually they mesh quite well, and with a decent supporting cast around this looks like another entertaining romp in the same familiar pool. Continue reading

TW-drama Remake of It Started with a Kiss Teases the Famous Kiss Scene with Leads Dino Lee and Esther Wu

Like it or not, the next adaptation of shoujo manga story Itazura na Kiss (It Started with a Kiss) is coming soon like a train that doesn’t even realize it’s making the umpteenth round into the same station. Will viewers … Continue reading

Pretty Young Newbies Cast as the Leads of the Japanese Movie Version of Itazura na Kiss

Casting is complete and filming underway for the upcoming Japanese movie adaptation of popular shoujo manga Itazura na Kiss. The movie is called Itazura na Kiss The Movie ~Haisukuru hen~ (Mischievous Kiss The Movie: High School version) and stars two … Continue reading

From Favorite to Best: The Three Versions of Itazura na Kiss Poll and Discussion

Everyone has their own favorite flavor of ice-cream, and even the exact same flavor of ice-cream can taste different despite the same basic ingredients of milk and sugar. I look at the various drama adaptations of the Japanese manga Itazura … Continue reading